Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Blogging Right Along

2 days in a row! I've blogged 2 days in a row! That's like a world's record for me!
Anyway, just wanted to share this little trio of cards I made. Simple, simple, simple. I love creating simple cards. I try to add layers and bling and everything else in between and my card just ends up looking like a big hot mess.
I just used a basic craft card as a base. Bought out of the $1 bins at Michael's. I couldn't decide on a background paper to use, so I created my own background using the little stamps included in the stamp kit, which is by Unity Stamp Co. I colored everything in using Prisma Pencils.
We over at Crafting By Designs posted our new challenge today, Inspired by a Movie. The movie I used for Inspiration was Marley & Me. The DT has come up with fabulous inspiration! Alicia Bel is our very generous sponsor, stop by and show a little love.

Well, I'm going to wrap this up. I have a few things to finish this evening before bed. Tomorrow is the big day. Shoulder surgery! I will be so much happier when I'm home and sitting in my big comfy chair.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fun with Unity

It's no secret that I am in love with Unity Stamps! I can't get enough of them! Right now my spending has been put on hold, but I have a change jar collection in progress. Once I think I have enough change saved up, off to the bank I go and back home to place my Unity order. Oh I'll be a happy girl!

I'm having shoulder surgery on Thursday. Honestly I'm a little nervous about it. The whole thought of being put under really freaks me out. Basically I'm afraid of not waking up from it. I'm also nervous about my healing process. My doctor didn't sugar coat anything and told me that I will be in misery for the first week or so. (Heavy sigh...) He also wants me in physical therapy the day after my surgery! So, I'm scheduled for PT at 2:15 on Friday. I am not looking forward to that.
Playing with paper is my mental therapy. I made sure I had some time scheduled over the weekend so I could play. Hopefully I'll be back to playing again in about 2 weeks time. I'm going to go nuts!

My first 2 cards I'm posting are being entered in the Unity Color Challenge. The others, I'm not sure if I'm entering them anywhere or not, possibly over at the Outlawz. I'm not quite sure why, but I love stamping images of people on "text" DP. I just think it gives the people so much character. All images are stamped with Black Momento Ink then colored in with Prisma Colored Pencils.

I paper pieced this one together and happy with how it turned out.

And here's a pic of my Petey. We were watching The Last of the Mohicans last week. Petey was actually watching the movie with us, sitting like a person on the couch. A battle scene came on and even though I know it is purely coincidental, Petey turned himself around, buried himself into his big brother and covered his eyes. Too cute not to take a picture of him.

As always, thanks for stopping by. I'm trying to keep my blog a little more current, but if sometime goes by, it's only because of my surgery. I'm not great at one handed typing.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Anything Goes

I've been trying to get in as much paper playing as I can. I'm having surgery next week and will be down and out for a few weeks. 
It is the beginning of January and that means the most popular challenge at Crafting By Designs has been posted! OMGosh I cannot even begin to express how much these ladies on the DT mean to me! Their talent blows me away with each challenge we have. I know in the past I would be intimidated to enter challenges because the "Inspiration" was so much more than I could manage. That is one of the things I love so much about our DT, we all create with different styles and at different levels. We love inspiring you, so you can inspire us!
My Inspiration for the Anything Goes Challenge is by Unity Stamp Company. I love Unity Stamps! My shopping has been put on hold for a little bit and I cannot wait until I can freely shop again. They have the most awesome sales and fabulous tips.
The stamp I am using is called "Grace of Letting Go" and it can be found here. As soon as this stamp was released I had to buy it. Someone very close to me is going through a major life change and I thought of her and couldn't wait to make a little encouragement card for her.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A New Year, A New Beginning

It's been over a month since I've posted last. December was a month that wasn't very happy. My SIL passed away suddenly and unexpected. The holidays are over and now I'm ready to enjoy them, lol. 
Next week I will be having shoulder surgery, so my playing with paper won't be happening until after I'm healed. I've been trying to get a jump start on challenges through the end of February. And prepare my guys for me being out of commission for a few weeks.

I went to Michael's after Christmas, all of their Christmas stock was 70% off! I bought a Christmas Stack by Recollections, I absolutely love it. The stack is filled with pages upon pages of Retro/Nostalgic images. I wish I would have bought 2, one to use and one to look at. I made this thank you card from the stack. The snowflake is wooden and from a pack of embellishments which was also on clearance. I sprayed it with black alcohol ink, then sprayed again with a bronze glimmer mist. The photo doesn't pick up the glimmer, but it's there and I am quite happy with it.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm hoping to keep more up to date and am going to try to one handed, one finger type after next week. Doctor said I should only be down for about 2 weeks. I sure hope he's right!

And no blog post would be complete without a picture of my Petey! Petey was a rescue pup, we got him entirely too young and he has a lot of issues. We're trying our best to work with him. We haven't given up on him and most would have by now. He is my little 80 pound love bug.